ALA Emergency Plan
ALA is constantly informed and updated with relevant information related to safety in Spain. We are in close contact with the US Embassy in Madrid. They inform us of any important information in terms of safety for American citizens. ALA is subscribed to the State Department's travel advisory list and receive all announcements about Travel Warnings and Advisories. We are also in contact with local Spanish authorities so, additionally, we also have internal recommendations from the Spanish National Government, the Regional Governments of Spain and the local city halls. We also are in close contact with other colleagues and follow up on SECUSS-L for other recommendations and suggestions. Our Resident Directors assess the local situation in their cities and are well informed and updated on matters related specifically to their cities.
Pre-Departure Information & Onsite Orientation
All ALA students receive thorough pre-departure information and an onsite orientation. Health and safety information is very important and we go over it in detail so our students are well informed on this relevant matter. Local emergency numbers (police, fire brigade, ambulance) are provided to our students as well.
In the unlikely event of a national emergency situation in Spain: